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Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched to investigate incomplete 999 call

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.44pm on Friday 2 June 2023 Seahouses inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by HM Coastguard, following an incomplete 999 call received by Northumbria Police.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D828 Grace Darling on service

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D828 Grace Darling on service
Police had traced the location of the call to Staple Sound area at the Farne Islands.

The inshore lifeboat conducted an extensive search in and around the Farne Islands, and no vessels or persons in difficulty were found. It was later believed to be an accidental operation of a mobile phone, and the inshore lifeboat was stood down at 8.10pm that day.

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